Looking for legal exotic pet

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I would like a pet that is both unusual and exotic, but not illegal. Any suggestions?

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Paul-447399 1211652737

Not sure about legal, but you can find any pet you want at Chatuchak.

Kate-447340 1211732202

Not sure that you'll have much luck finding any pet that isn't endangered in some way at Chatuchak market, best bet is to adopt a rehabilitated stray dog or cat from one of the local charities that look after strays.

To put it into perspective over 800 species are listed by CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and FLora) as threatened with extinction and over 32,000 that may be threatened by international trade.

You can find out some more here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CITES

Kioto 1211912945

There must be some pets at Chatuchak that are not endangered and are legal to buy?

chokdee 1226177417

There are many pets at JJ you can buy that are not endangered but if you want something "unusual and exotic" I would say that there is a very high chance that it will be on the CITES list that Kate mentions. Just read an article in the Bangkok Post that exposed the shockingly lax laws that have allowed Thailand to become the centre for the illegal trafficking of animals. And a lot of that trade passes through Chatuchak market.

Kioto 1227625624

Ended up with some goldfish! Not on the endangered list for sure!

Kate-447340 1227800501

well done...you did the right thing, it's shocking what you can still buy at JJ

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